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MPH Graduate Assistant, Simmons University, Boston, MA

The Simmons Master of Public Health Program is seeking a Graduate Assistant to support the ongoing growth and operations of this new online graduate program focused on advancing health equity. The student will work 12-15 hours per week, and will report to Dr. Shelley White, MPH Program Director and Professor Verma-Agrawal, MPH Assistant Program Director.

The position will involve, but will not be limited to: project management, communications and program support (i.e. compiling and design of reports and accreditation materials, preparation of marketing materials); program research (i.e. gathering data on curricula, accreditation requirements, learning frameworks, etc.); and administrative supports and meeting management (i.e. scheduling, notetaking, hospitality, etc.). This position offers the exciting opportunity to learn about and support the operations of new educational programming, and to support the advancement of public health, health equity, and social justice.

The position will begin as a summer post, from May-August of 2019, with potential for future or continuing work hours in the fall, contingent upon program needs and student performance as a Graduate Assistant and in the student's graduate program. Students must be enrolled in at least two courses (8 credits) and must maintain a grade of "B" or better in each course to be eligible.


  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with technology and research methods
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat (working knowledge of Publisher or similar software would be a plus)
  • Ability to provide support to multiple faculty members
  • Professionalism in working with faculty and staff and in managing confidential matters

To Apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter to Shelley White at

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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